STFLC is excited to announce the arrival of Colby and Johanna Sutter as the newest members of the church family.
What is a Connections Pastor and who are Colby and Johanna? Pastors Joe and Dawn Coudriet have known Colby and Johanna since both were single…in fact for nearly 15 years. Colby and Johanna come from Abundant Life Christian Center in Syracuse, New York where they both were active in many elements of ministry, and Colby was licensed as a minister in the Abundant Life Ministerial Association.
Colby is tasked with the ongoing development and expansion of our HomeGroups and GroupLife Groups. This will include the identification of new leaders, providing training and support, assistance in the identification of curriculum where appropriate and monitoring the success of every area related to connections.
A Little Bit About Colby and Johanna Sutter
Colby attended graduate school at Columbia College. With a BA in Public Justice and a handful of credits away from his MA, he is an Amazon best-selling author of the book Freedom Clause: 14 Amendments to Freedom, a TEDX and Keynote speaker and itinerant minister. Colby is also the founder and director of 7Miles Inc., a nonprofit organization that inspires life changing freedom by developing pathways of hope.
Colby has created and implemented drug prevention programs in schools, including individual case management and mentoring, has developed and taught classes on finding individual freedom and purpose. In addition, he has conducted multiple staff training’s and seminars for community organizations. As an entrepreneur, Colby is the Captain and owner of Redbeard Coffee Roasters, a coffee company that gives back to the local community through the success it generates.
Johanna graduated from Columbia University in 2010 with a Master’s degree in social work. Shortly after, she met her husband Colby and they were married in October of 2015. She currently works as a school based mental health therapist at Dr. King Elementary School on the south side of Syracuse, NY. Johanna is passionate about seeing those with deep wounds nurtured back to wholeness through a greater understanding of Jesus’ unending love for us. She also thoroughly enjoys nature, hiking, and cheeseburgers.